Staff

Rhianna McChesney

Program Facilitator
Teacher at Willoughby South High School

Rhianna McChesney is a graduate of the LAB class of 2010 and has been working with the LAB team since 2012. She couldn't be happier to give back to the program that has done so much to shape her professional career in education. Rhianna currently teaches at the high school level for Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools. As an educator and LAB's program facilitator, it is Rhianna's goal to help all students maximize their learning potential and achieve success.



Ruta Greiner

Social Media and Marketing Manager


Marie Graf

Executive Director

Marie spent ten years of her life selling dinosaurs, the stars in the night sky, environmental awareness, health education and furry little animals - all at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. As an award-winning, results-oriented marketing, communications and development professional, she developed and implemented strategic plans for shopping malls all across the country; for national, regional and local non-profit organizations; and for neighborhood businesses right here at home. She has been recognized for her work with numerous awards over the years: PRSA Silver Anvil, PRSA Bronze Anvil, PRSA Lighthouse Award, PRSA Cleveland Rocks Award, International Academy of Visual Arts, Communicator Award, Sales and Marketing Executives Distinguished Sales and Marketing Executive Award, and three Emmy's for television documentaries.

Award-winning, results-oriented communications, marketing and development executive with proven track record for providing sound strategic direction. A natural team leader with strong people skills and expertise in public relations, advertising, special events, fundraising, business development, B2B and B2C marketing, sales training, market research analysis, video production, online media, social media marketing. Industry proficiencies include: commercial real estate, shopping centers, hospitality, museums and nonprofits.



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